Iridium Enhances Network with New Southern Hemisphere Ground Station

Iridium announced today the commercial service activation of a new southern hemisphere ground station, located in Punta Arenas, Chile. The addition of the Punta Arenas teleport network site adds geographic diversity to Iridium’s ground stations as its only southern hemisphere site, establishing a new layer of network redundancy for the constellation. This new site strengthens…

Panasonic Avionics Offers Opinion on ST Engineering’s Proposed Acquisition

Mark Jennings, chief operating officer at Panasonic Avionics, commented on the acquisition of Newtec by  ST Engineering’s subsidiary, Singapore Technologies Engineering (Europe), stating, “This investment by ST Engineering is an important milestone for both Panasonic and its customers.” Jennings noted that, “We believe that the combined new business will speed time to market and accelerate…

StandardAero’s First Embraer STC for SmartSky 4G LTE Aircraft System Receives FAA Approval

Embraer jet operators now have access to SmartSky Networks’ best-in-class inflight connectivity.  StandardAero, via its Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), was awarded the first Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for multiple Embraer aircraft models.  The prestigious maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider and trusted SmartSky installation and distribution partner now can…

Field Aerospace Successfully Completes First Flight of Modified USAF T-1A

Field Aerospace completed the first flight of the U.S. Air Force (USAF) T-1A aircraft with the modernized flight deck on Friday, March 22. The first fully modified Combat System Officer (CSO) aircraft flew two successful consecutive check flights from Field Aerospace’s Oklahoma City facility. Last spring, the USAF awarded Field Aerospace a contract to modernize…

Premier AeroNautique Breaks Ground in San Antonio, Texas

Western LLC hosted an event on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 to celebrate the groundbreaking of Premier AeroNautique at SAT, the development firm’s newest Corporate Hangar Development at San Antonio International Airport. The new Corporate Aviation Campus will feature seven hangars and associated office space totaling more than 125,000 SF. The event was held on site…

CCX Technologies Introduces T-RX Avionics Radio and Pulse Tester

CCX Technologies has launched its T-RX Avionics Radio and Pulse Tester product line, a trio of tablets for testing avionics radios, at the AEA International Convention & Trade Show. T-RX will ship in mid-2019 and can be purchased via the company’s online store. To celebrate the launch, CCX Technologies is offering special bundles with free…

Lion Air and Ethiopian B737 MAXs Were not Equipped with Safety Features Dubbed “Options”/Pilots on Lion Air Searched in Vain for Corrective Procedure

Both the Lion Air and Ethiopian B737 MAX aircraft were not equipped with two safety features in their cockpits. The two  devices were optional and there were extra charges for them. The optional safety features were the the angle of attack indicator which displays the readings of the two sensors and another device called a…

Kaman Memory Highlights Kaman SATA Card

The Memory Division of Kaman Precision Products, Inc. highlights the Kaman SATA Card, a rugged hermetically sealed card featuring a conveniently small form factor and high memory density. Guaranteed to withstand operations in extreme environments, the Kaman SATA Card is compliant to MIL-STD-461F and is ideal for fighter aircraft, helicopters, and ground Army applications. The…

Curtiss-Wright Showcased Latest Avionics Solutions at Avionics Expo 2019

Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division displayed its latest avionics products at Avionics Expo, Munich Germany, March 12- 13, 2019 (Booth A17). The products featured in Curtiss-Wright’s booth included: DO-254/DO-178 Safety-certifiable 3U and 6U OpenVPXTM single board computers Rugged airborne video management system solutions including a rugged 21” touchscreen LCD Advance Video Display Unit (AVDU), Video Recorder,…